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St. Bernadette School brings generations together to honor veterans

November 13th, 2017

Northborough – Songs, poetry and patriotism were elements of a special event hosted by students from St. Bernadette School in Northborough who invited local veterans, parishioners, parents and friends to join them in honoring veterans at their annual Veterans Day Program Nov. 9. The program was delivered with a lesson as well, a lesson in the importance of honoring those who have served “to protect and preserve our God-given freedoms.”

Hudson thanks military veterans for their service

November 13th, 2017

Hudson – On a cold Nov. 11 morning, parade participants and spectators in downtown Hudson thanked military veterans for their service.

Westborough celebrates Veterans Day with downtown ceremonies

November 13th, 2017

Westborough – Several dozen people followed a caravan of buses and military vehicles past Westborough’s war memorials in a series of ceremonies honoring veterans Nov 11.

Every fourth-grader leads at Charles Jaworek School

November 9th, 2017

Marlborough – About three years ago when Charles Jaworek Elementary School Adjustment Counselor Christine Hilditch was brainstorming ways she could positively impact and empower the greatest number of students at once, she came up with the idea to start a leadership program. Her building had approximately 850 students at that time, and the leadership program seemed like a great way to personally connect with the greatest number of students.

Westborough Civic Club relocates its 42nd tree sale

November 9th, 2017

Westborough – For many years, the go-to spot for numerous Christmas tree shoppers has been the former Tufts Machine Company parking lot in Westborough. This holiday season, however, the Westborough Civic Club is hopeful that longtime supporters will travel a half mile east for its 42nd annual tree sale at the new location: Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School front lawn, 111 E. Main St.

Young conservationist leads effort to clean pond area

November 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – On a chilly but gorgeous autumn afternoon, Mia Blakeley, a sixth-grade student at the Sherwood Middle School held a Costume Cleanup Oct. 30 at Jordan Pond as part of her platform for winning the Miss Shrewsbury Sweetheart Pageant last March.

Forum to be held on tween/teens’ brain development

November 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention & Education (SCAPE) will host nationally-renowned speaker and expert Dr. Ruth Potee, who will discuss brain development and teen risk taking, including alcohol and substance use Thursday, Nov. 16 at Shrewsbury High School, 64 Holden St., Shrewsbury. The event will begin with information tables in the school’s common area at 6 p.m., followed by Potee’s presentation from 7-8:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Shrewsbury Library presents ‘Challenger: Soaring with Christa’

November 9th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library met for their Annual Meeting and program Nov. 1. After electing officers and receiving committee reports, attendees were transported by historical interpreter and History at Play Theater Company’s founder, Judith Kalaora, who took them on a journey through the life of Christa McAuliffe. Kalaora’s 90-minute poignant portrayal was very well received.

Shrewsbury teacher shares his story of perseverance to young Westborough students

November 9th, 2017

Westborough – The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines perseverance as the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” David Lowy, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury and a paraprofessional at Floral Street School, is the personification of perseverance.

Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express comes to Shrewsbury

November 8th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express trucks delivered 1,000 turkeys to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury Nov. 3.

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